Utopia safaris
Utopia safaris
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Multi-day Tours4WD, ATV & Off-Road ToursBeachesNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
In 2014, our safari company was founded by Exaud Marandu, a seasoned expert with over 18 years of experience in the field, and his partner Nasieku. What started as a humble venture has since blossomed into a thriving enterprise. Our team has grown significantly, with knowledgeable guides fluent in various languages, including French, Spanish, and German, ensuring an inclusive and multilingual experience for our clients. Originally based in Tanzania, we’ve expanded our operations to encompass the entirety of East Africa. As we continue on this remarkable journey, our aspiration is to continually evolve, enriching the safari experience, and striving to become a leading name in the industry.
Arusha, Tanzania

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Berrak C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Everything as a whole packet was amazing. We were lucky enough to see 4 out big 5 in a day. The driver was great to pick the best spots. Highly recommended!
Written 7 April 2024
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Rajni S
London, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had a very good trip, which was well planned and executed.
Our driver/guide for the trip - Joshua- was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
May the vehicle should have had two good sets of binoculars and may be some blanket for early morning drives.
Accommodation at Ngorongoro and Ndutu was good. But food at Ndutu was limited - however the chef went out of his way to try to meet our dietary requirements.
Written 14 March 2024
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Sachen G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had an excellent trip with Utopia. Our guide, Joshua, was very knowledgeable. The decision to visit Lake Ndutu was well worth it.
Written 11 March 2024
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Thank you so much for your great review.
Written 11 March 2024
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David W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
From the minute we arrived and were welcomed at the airport by Terri & Shimshon it was one amazing and thoroughly enjoyable experience. They really live up to their motto “more than just an experience .“

We were given the best all round service from beginning to the end of our week long adventure.

Looking forward to our next trip.
Written 7 March 2024
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We extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing Utopia Safaris for your recent travel adventure. Your trust in us means everything, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to create memorable experiences with you. We hope your journey was filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable moments amidst Tanzania's breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Your presence made our safari even more special, and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for being a part of the Utopia Safaris family. We look forward to welcoming you back for more extraordinary adventures in the future!
Written 11 March 2024
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Yitzchok J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
From the second I landed I knew I was in good hands!!!!
Terry and Shimshon where amazing full of fun and where there to make sure we had the best experience!!!
Can't thank them enough for the spectacular trip....!
#definitely going back😍
Written 3 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing Utopia Safaris for your recent travel adventure. Your trust in us means everything, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to create memorable experiences with you. We hope your journey was filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable moments amidst Tanzania's breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Your presence made our safari even more special, and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for being a part of the Utopia Safaris family. We look forward to welcoming you back for more extraordinary adventures in the future!
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joseph F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Fantastic experience. Once again Terry and his team had all angles covered to ensure we had a great trip. Terry covered all aspects of the trip, last minute plan changes are never an issue. Always service with a smile.

Utopia has the best drivers who can always be found positioned in the ideal spot for the wildlife action. Despite spending many hours driving on the bumpy roads, you feel safe and comfortable. With Utopia you are in good hands.
Written 3 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing Utopia Safaris for your recent travel adventure. Your trust in us means everything, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to create memorable experiences with you. We hope your journey was filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable moments amidst Tanzania's breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Your presence made our safari even more special, and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for being a part of the Utopia Safaris family. We look forward to welcoming you back for more extraordinary adventures in the future!
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

angwest2000
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We did a Tanzania Safari in December with our two children, ages 11 & 14. We worked with Utopia Safaris and I can’t recommend them enough!!! Such incredible knowledge about all the animals, plants, birds, etc. and the attention to detail and help planning was priceless. Exaud helped us plan all the details and even helped us choose lodgings that would work with our itinerary but also would work with our credit card points. He is local and uses all local guides (vs. a large international operator) and the customer service was amazing!! It was such a smooth planning process and everything went very well. All the lodges he recommended were gorgeous and some were very luxurious. The experience was simply amazing!!!

For the trip we had two guides: Exaud and Joshua. They were both amazing and their knowledge of the animals and the plant life is impressive! It truly was a trip of a lifetime!! We spent 2 days/nights in the Serengeti, 1 day/night at Lake Manyara, 1 day in the Ngorongoro crater and we spent that night at a lodge overlooking the crater. We spent our last day visiting some local tribes and a small school and stayed in a lodge nearby. It was one of the best trips we have ever taken!!! It’s hard to describe the joy on the faces of my children every single day on safari and sleeping in the Serengeti listening to the sounds of lions. Truly incredible!!! Recommend Utopia highly and specifically Exaud and Joshua!!
Written 21 February 2024
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We extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing Utopia Safaris for your recent travel adventure. Your trust in us means everything, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to create memorable experiences with you. We hope your journey was filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable moments amidst Tanzania's breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Your presence made our safari even more special, and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for being a part of the Utopia Safaris family. We look forward to welcoming you back for more extraordinary adventures in the future!
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathy H
New York City, NY23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We went to Tanzania with a group of 8. Most companies would have had a maximum of two Land Cruisers. But Utopia had 3. We all had so much space in the cruisers! And every member of the Utopia team was extremely nice, helpful, caring, friendly, and beyond knowledgeable on every single animal, bird, terrain, dung, weather, history and everything Tanzania! I learned so much! Also they all know every inch of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro! Every single inch. They know where to find the animals and when. We were there for the wildebeest migration, a spectacular time to go! And the 4 lodges we stayed at were all 5 star in every way. I felt completely spoiled at every lodge! I could go on and on. But it’s just so hard to put into words what we experienced! Just go! If you don’t use Utopia Safaris, it will be a big mistake you will just have to live with!
Written 4 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing Utopia Safaris for your recent travel adventure. Your trust in us means everything, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to create memorable experiences with you. We hope your journey was filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable moments amidst Tanzania's breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Your presence made our safari even more special, and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for being a part of the Utopia Safaris family. We look forward to welcoming you back for more extraordinary adventures in the future!
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roxy Van Bockel
Missoula, MT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
The safari exceeded my expectations. I had dreamed since I was a child of visiting Africa and viewing the magnificent scenery and wildlife. Exaud and his drivers were absolutely competent as they navigated the areas sharing their expertise of the animals and plant life . The wildness, the animals and open expanses will always stay as little memory jewels. Romantic tent lodgings with draped canopied beds and comfortable private baths were charming. The food was delicious. It was a totally amazing experience! I completely recommend Utopua for your safari experience!
Written 4 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing Utopia Safaris for your recent travel adventure. Your trust in us means everything, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to create memorable experiences with you. We hope your journey was filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable moments amidst Tanzania's breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Your presence made our safari even more special, and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for being a part of the Utopia Safaris family. We look forward to welcoming you back for more extraordinary adventures in the future!
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Louis H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We went with a group with three Utopia guides, plus Exaud, and a photographer. The Utopia team was top-notch. They work so hard to make the trip a success, and their wealth of knowledge is unparallelled. There were tons of tour companies in Land Rovers all over the place, but I feel confident in saying that we saw more and learned more by traveling in the Utopia vehicles compared to others. The places we visited, and the events that we saw, were truly breathtaking, and having the right guides to make you comfortable and find the right views is a necessity. Trip of a lifetime!
Written 2 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We extend our heartfelt thanks for choosing Utopia Safaris for your recent travel adventure. Your trust in us means everything, and we're honored to have had the opportunity to create memorable experiences with you. We hope your journey was filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable moments amidst Tanzania's breathtaking landscapes and wildlife. Your presence made our safari even more special, and we're grateful for the opportunity to serve you. Thank you for being a part of the Utopia Safaris family. We look forward to welcoming you back for more extraordinary adventures in the future!
Written 11 March 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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